I was reading y-Knot's Blog, and was fascinated by what she did with what was called Qbist in Gimp, so decided to go looking for it. What a great tool to have fun with this is. Just by chance mind you, I fluked this picture which looked like a dolphin so then added some grass brushes in various sizes to give it more of a "sea" feel.
When I had finished I was playing with filters, and like the effect of the ribbon weave over the picture.
I started with a blank canvas as she said, and chose one of he patterns. I did emboss it but undid that and did a colour invert/posterise on that layer.
I did keep a not of what happened next:
filter/distort/whirl and pinch. The settings were Angle -112, Pinch 0.26o, and Radius 0.786. Now i have no idea if this could be repeated exactly, and I haven't tried to do it again. But I think my little dolphin is cute.
This would make a great design for some tropical fabric I think.
I tried to add layers with various things, but liked these images the best so saved them.
Now to find another image I made and saved but which has disappeared into cyberspace or the gremlins who hide in my computer have eaten it.